Modern flexibility needed on where and when to work
New ways of working will look different for everyone, everywhere. While there is a universal acceptance that today’s workforce wants radical flexibility, what that looks like for each organisation will vary significantly. Striking the right balance between remote working and the collaborative experience will be a challenge for all.
A recent McKinsey blog spotlighted the three types of modern flexibility that workers are demanding: not just on where they work, but also on when, how and even why. McKinsey data shows that, among employees that left the workforce and later returned, nine out of 10 said that having control over where they worked was an important factor and leaders need to give those teams a sense of control over that. Hybrid models with set days in the office might be ‘falsely flexible’ if they don’t actually afford any choice or autonomy.
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